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Dash Cam Shows Disaster After Driver Falls Asleep And Crashes

Two people were killed in a horrifying road crash in Russia caused by a driver falling asleep at the wheel - causing a crash that was caught on the man's dash cam. But a third man, lucky latecomer Jamal Artemiev, 46, survived because he turned up for his ride with Daniel Fomin, 59, and Cleopatra Blinova, 50, after they had left. They died in the wreckage of their vehicle. They were hit by a truck whose driver nodded off at the wheel. The dashboard camera with evidence of his unscheduled nap is now being studied by police. The crash happened near the western Russian town Vyshny Volochyok on the busy M-10 motorway. A police spokesman said: "The heavy Volvo truck was barrelling along when it crashed into the Daewoo Nexia car with the couple inside. The car was thrown beneath the wheels of another truck which, in turn, collided with two other vehicles. "We think it is likely that the driver of the Volve truck fell asleep at the wheel. There is only one happy ending to this terrible story - the man who was supposed to take a lift with the couple whose life was spared because he turned up late." Road safety in Russia is practically non-existent with over 26,000 people killed in accidents last year alone. The Global status report on road safety 2013 estimates that of these deaths, 52 percent are vulnerable road users, the majority of whom are pedestrians. Young males are particularly at risk of dying from road traffic crashes. As in many countries of the Europe and Central Asia Region, vehicle ownership in Russia has grown faster in the last decade than the rate of fatalities per vehicle has been declining. At the same time, road safety policies and interventions have not kept pace with the boom in car ownership. In 2008, the motor vehicle fleet in the country exceeded 41 million cars, up 24 percent from 2004, and the number of drivers licensed increased by 40 percent during this period. Russia's road traffic mortality rate is still five times higher than what is seen in several other European Union countries, about twice than that seen in the United States.

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